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Insurance group for Copen

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by mickyblue, May 20, 2011.

  1. mickyblue

    mickyblue Copenworld Newbie

    Joined:
    May 16, 2011
    Location:
    Leeds, West Yorkshire.
    Car(s):
    Copen Vivid
    Suzuki SX4
    Not sure if this has been covered somewhere before what is the offical insurance group rating for the copen? According to the vehicle summary information on autotrader it states it as being insurance group 9. That differs massively from what my insurance company's rating (24ish).
     
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  2. Rex

    Rex Copenworld Pioneer

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    Location:
    Cardiff
    Car(s):
    Copen
    I think mine is 9 or 10.
    Not sure if the insurance groups mean to much these days - all that matters is what you pay. Admiral normally quite good. (no, I don't get commission :rolleyes:)

    Rex.
     
  3. Lotuseater

    Lotuseater Copenworld Regular

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    Car(s):
    1.3 Copen
    Believe there are different scales used by different insurers - my Copen with one Co is a 9 and my Mazda 6 Estate is a 24 with another! Cost is about the same?

    The Mazda with 163 bhp still gets left behind by the Copen with a mere 86!

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. honeyjew

    honeyjew Copenworld Member

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  5. copenworld

    copenworld Copenworld Founder Staff Member

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    Sep 21, 2009
    Location:
    Auckland, NZ
    Car(s):
    Copen
    In New Zealand, my Copen is in the "too expensive to insure" group! :eek:
     
  6. Rex

    Rex Copenworld Pioneer

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    Oct 20, 2009
    Location:
    Cardiff
    Car(s):
    Copen
    Does that mean you haven't got any :eek:

    Rex.
     
  7. copenworld

    copenworld Copenworld Founder Staff Member

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    Sep 21, 2009
    Location:
    Auckland, NZ
    Car(s):
    Copen
    Despite the cost, it is insured.... even though, believe it or not, car insurance is actually optional here!
     
  8. Jezza

    Jezza Copenworld Newbie

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    Nov 15, 2010
    Location:
    Essex
    Car(s):
    copen and Hijet
    Yeah they have some funny ideas those Kiwi's. Car insurance is Optional but if the rozzers see you on a push bike without a helmet you're in trouble !! as I found out last Year:eek::eek::eek:
     
  9. dwayner

    dwayner Copenworld Regular

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    May 12, 2011
    Location:
    Mornington Peninsula
    Car(s):
    A 2005 copen and a
    Camry Sportivo
    dwayner

    "too expensive to insure??" must be different in NZ, unless yours is an import
    of "alternative foriegn classification" - or made for another country originally.but moved on to another country
    Im in Australia, and RACV insurance based it on engine capactiy.
    (i have the smaller engine)
    it works out at $285.00 a year, but i pay monthly 30.00 a month roughly.
    it isnt classified as a sports car in australia, under RACV classification
     
  10. cobilly

    cobilly Copenworld Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Location:
    Greece
    Car(s):
    Audi 80 B2
    Mitsubishi Pajero 2d GDI
    Daihatsu Copen 1.3
    In my country it must depend purely on engine displacement.
    The fee I pay to insure the 1.3 Copen is rather low (probably the lowest) compared to fees for other cars I have insured.
    But please, don't give them any ideas! ;)
     
  11. copenworld

    copenworld Copenworld Founder Staff Member

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    Sep 21, 2009
    Location:
    Auckland, NZ
    Car(s):
    Copen
    I brought the car over from the UK when I moved here recently, but all of the insurance companies I tried claimed that wouldn't increase the premium to any significant degree. It's the bigger engine, just one year old.

    I insured it in a bit of a hurry, so didn't have much time to shop around, and I'm not familiar with the local insurance market yet. I tried 3 insurance companies, and none of them seemed to know what a Copen is. They all classified it as "higher risk" due to it being a 2 seater convertible (overnight garaging was mandatory for all of the policies on offer), and the best quote I got was about NZ$800, which is around double what I paid in the UK.

    I'm hoping to do a lot better when I next renew and have more time to shop around!
     
  12. mjgh

    mjgh Copenworld Newbie

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    Jun 5, 2011
    copen 660 Co2 emissions band

    I am a new entrant considering a 2005 Copen 660
    what is the annual tax band I can find no rating on any site?
    2nd question
    Has anyone experience of towing behind a camper van?
    Help
    Thanks
     
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